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Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

  • 10-09-2018 4:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,847 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    Can't find the other thread.
    Hannah Kiely has stepped down as Chief Executive now.


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,769 Mod ✭✭✭✭ nuac


    Just heard that on the news.

    How many resignations is that on that and related projects?

    Who is protecting the taxpayers' money, or should we not question that because it is "for art"?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,675 ✭✭✭ ronnie3585


    nuac wrote: »
    Who is protecting the taxpayers' money, or should not question it because it is "for art"?

    Isn’t one of the problems that there’s been no (or very little) taxpayers’ money provided?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,151 ✭✭✭ jimbobaloobob


    yea promised money by the county and city councils was rolled back on or greatly reduced.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Very embarrassing for the city, Galway should have withdrawn at the bidding process when they knew this would have happened. I guess the greed and egos got too much


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Galway (council?) seems to love these awards but not the work needed to follow through. The Green Leaf award for environmental sustainability, then they rezone the richly biodiverse meadows in Merlin Woods to build a hospice. The city of culture, with its requirement for a concert venue we didn't have, then do feck all, fight amongst themselves in the council and make a hames of everything. Honestly, these wasters couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,902 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Honestly, these wasters couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery...

    Remind me who keeps electing them?


  • Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ Curly head


    Remind me who keeps electing them?


    Would have thought that was obvious!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Zzippy wrote: »
    The Green Leaf award for environmental sustainability, then they rezone the richly biodiverse meadows in Merlin Woods to build a hospice.

    This is what really annoys me, the fact that some councillors regularly vote things through even though they are expressly advised by the officials that it's not a good idea. (rezoning of that land prime example)

    There is so much nonsense goes on at City Hall that just does not happen at County Hall.

    Good summary here of who exactly voted for, and against, the re-zoning at Merlin Park.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,786 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    We should just give it to Limerick2020, as we are not fit to host it with our ongoing problems in
    housing, traffic, rip-off hotels, lip service towards bi-lingual city status..


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Remind me who keeps electing them?

    Catherine Connolly was orginally a city councillor. She had a slogan ‘for the common good’,. Then she narrowly got elected as a TD and opted to give her seat to her sister. So to answer your question it’s nepotism


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,844 ✭✭✭ siltirocker


    zell12 wrote: »
    We should just give it to Limerick2020, as we are not fit to host it with our ongoing problems in
    housing, traffic, rip-off hotels, lip service towards bi-lingual city status..

    Eh. . . do you not remember when the were the Irish City of Culture in 2014? It was more of a shambles then this leading into it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ HarveyHunt


    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/galway-2020-the-implosion-of-the-capital-of-culture-project-1.3642293

    Interesting article, if depressing. "Unusually, the EU monitoring panel sought an update from Galway 2020 in November, ahead of the next scheduled monitoring meeting in 2019." This reads like an early intervention to stave off a complete crisis.

    "Next to the Government, which has committed €15 million, the two local authorities are principal funders. Each promised €6 million, although the county council has now said it can only pay €2 million of that. A botched attempt to appoint a business-engagement director to raise up to €7 million in corporate sponsorship, and a general lack of confidence by the business community, means that only €23 million of a quoted €46 million budget is currently guaranteed. The EU element is valued at just €1.5 million."

    That council funding is misleading as afaik that was based on a rates increase. Seems they expected businesses to pay twice over, via rates and via corporate sponsorship.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    Now the Druid have pulled out. This is quite a substantial loss.

    If it's politically expedient to do so, the Public Accounts Committee are going to have a field day with this and rightly so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ HarveyHunt


    Robbo wrote: »
    Now the Druid have pulled out. This is quite a substantial loss.

    If it's politically expedient to do so, the Public Accounts Committee are going to have a field day with this and rightly so.

    I think it's a bit early to be calling in the PAC but things must be much, much worse than even the papers are reporting if the likes of Druid are pulling out, unless this is brinksmanship on their part.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Limericks must be having as good laugh at this fiasco


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Absolutely shambles, Galway should had it over to limerick/Waterford as soon as possible


  • Registered Users Posts: 797 ✭✭✭ westgolf


    John Crumlish, Galway Arts Festival ceo has resigned from the 2020 board.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ HarveyHunt


    This crisis may just be the thing it needs to get things sorted, I'd still have faith a great year will be produced. That being said, with the other issues Galway is facing, an innovative solution like spreading the events up the west coast could be amazing. Would be massive for places like Roundstone/Ballina/Westport/Sligo and an "Atlantic 20/20" would be class. (I know this is pure dreaming, btw)


  • Registered Users Posts: 33 sword of light


    Rita Ann Higgins turned out to be Mystic Meg

    “We have a great little city here, a pity little city, a ****ty little city”

    “Govern, govern my arse they wouldn't govern a sly fart on a runway.
    We'll end up crowned the capital of fools”


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,902 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Robbo wrote: »
    Now the Druid have pulled out. This is quite a substantial loss.

    If it's politically expedient to do so, the Public Accounts Committee are going to have a field day with this and rightly so.

    Druid have pulled out of one particular work. They have not withdrawn all support - according to today's Advertiser.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    Absolutely shambles, Galway should had it over to limerick/Waterford as soon as possible
    And what would the point of that be?
    It is a shambles but still time for things to turn around


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    There’s a prime time bit on now if anyone’s interested


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,786 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Former director of housing with the Council is now the CEO for 2020 :pac:
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/new-ceo-appointed-to-galway-2020-project-873028.html


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    zell12 wrote: »
    Former director of housing with the Council is now the CEO for 2020 :pac:
    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/new-ceo-appointed-to-galway-2020-project-873028.html

    Hahahahahahaha only in Galway 😂😂😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,645 ✭✭✭ Webbs


    Hahahahahahaha only in Galway ������

    She led the 2020 bid team so was surprising in a way that she wasnt CEO from the start but had heard there were issues getting sabbatical from her current role. That looks like it has been sorted now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,151 ✭✭✭ jimbobaloobob


    Was she on primetime when it was being reported about the funding etc calling for heads to role?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,847 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    Aideen McGinley (chairperson) has given up as well now.
    This is cinemagate all over again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ smurf492


    Time for someone to look into the corruption which takes place in this town in every department, every association... Its clear and is documented in national papers...our Pearse Stadium concerts are just an example


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,993 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    smurf492 wrote: »
    Time for someone to look into the corruption which takes place in this town in every department, every association... Its clear and is documented in national papers...our Pearse Stadium concerts are just an example

    2+2=5


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Embarrassing for the city


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